Christmas left a swath of devastation in my home that trailed from the front door all the way to the back. I am not one of those OCD people who have to have everything in order at all times but this was just an insane mess. I spent the week after Christmas trying to function in the chaos while we finished up our end of the year activities. It made things worse trying to get everyone ready and haul four kids in and out. We were constantly losing things in the boxes, bags, paper, decorations and piles of priceless “stuff” we had acquired at our 4 Christmases. I finally reached the breaking point and tore into the mess with a vengeance.
Room by room I cleaned and sorted and threw stuff away and slowly a pile began forming of things that I no longer needed or wanted. Typically I would haul the pile out on the lawn and have a monster yard sale but that is simply not practical in the middle of January. Thats when I discovered an awesome tool! Online Yard Sales! This is much different than E-bay. I simply signed on to Facebook and searched for yard sale groups in and around my hometown. I joined the groups, photographed my items and listed them one by one on the site. In no time I had people contacting me wanting to take these items off my hands. I was thrilled! I didn’t have to spend hours sorting, pricing, setting up tables and boxes. I simply sat in my pajamas and uploaded pics to Facebook. In one day I made $168 while sitting in my living room and answering the door.
If you are not a member of an online yard sale group, I strongly urge you to join! If you cannot locate one in your area then simply open your own page on Facebook and you will be amazed at the traffic that will flock to it. Clear your clutter a little at a time while you are still in the cleaning process!
It’s like getting paid to clean house and that… is awesome.